Fisher tried to take the girl back to the apartment one unit up and over last Saturday night, but she said she couldn’t let the girl stay there another minute.
“It looked like furniture was overturned,” Fisher told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “ ... There was excrement everywhere.”
Police said the girl was placed into custody of the state Division of Family and Children Services.
When Marietta police arrived early Sunday and took a look at the Bells Ferry Road apartment where the girl had been living, they said they found feces, along with fleas and ticks from the dog and three cats living there.
There was “a colony of roaches” scattered throughout the apartment, which didn’t have air conditioning, according to a police warrant.
There was also dog food and dirty dishes in the sink, and fungus and roaches in the refrigerator and freezer, the warrant said.
Fisher, who didn’t go in, said there was barely a path to the bedroom. She said she was reluctant to call the authorities for the girl’s safety.
“I grew up in a similar situation, and in my experience, calling someone in that situation can be not as helpful,” she said. “I didn’t want her to get hurt because I did something.”
Cops eventually got in touch with Oats, who was at an address “which is known to be in a drug area,” according to the warrant.
“I should have done something a long time ago,” Fisher said.